[ ri-zawr-suh-nawl, -nol ]
/ rɪˈzɔr səˌnɔl, -ˌnɒl /
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noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.
a white, needlelike, water-soluble solid, C6H6O2, a benzene derivative originally obtained from certain resins, now usually synthesized: used chiefly in making dyes, as a reagent, in tanning, in the synthesis of certain resins, and in medicine in treating certain skin conditions; meta-dihydroxybenzene.
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Also res·or·cin [ri-zawr-sin] /rɪˈzɔr sɪn/ .
Words nearby resorcinol
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Example sentences from the Web for resorcinol
The other compound, resorcinol, was known to chemistry ten years before it was utilized as a source of colouring-matters.
The dye introduced by Caro in 1874 is the brominated phthaleïn of resorcinol.
British Dictionary definitions for resorcinol
/ (rɪˈzɔːsɪˌnɒl) /
a colourless crystalline phenol with a sweet taste, used in making dyes, drugs, resins, and adhesives. Formula: C 6 H 4 (OH) 2; relative density: 1.27; melting pt: 111°C; boiling pt at 1 atm.: 276°C
Derived forms of resorcinolresorcinal, adjective
Word Origin for resorcinol
C19: New Latin, from resin + orcinol
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Medical definitions for resorcinol
[ rĭ-zôr′sə-nôl′, -nōl′ ]
A white crystalline compound used primarily as an antiseptic in skin diseases such as psoriasis or eczema, but also used in the treatment of nausea, asthma, whooping cough, and diarrhea.
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